All Church Picnic

  The annual All-Church Picnic is a memorable occasion where families relax and enjoy an afternoon outdoors together, sharing food, conversation, and playing games. Mark your calendars and plan to bring along your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun.   Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018 Location: Rotary Cove, Yosemite Lake Time: 2:30 p.m.—6…

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Sharing Meals

“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people.” (Acts 2:46,47a)   This is the first of eight summaries which take place in the Book of Acts.  They are times which describe…

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Community Patriotic Concert

Join the CPC Chancel and Handbell Choirs, Jenni Samuelson, Harmony Valley Chorus, and Bear Creek Ukulele Society on Saturday, June 30th at 3:00 p.m. Central Presbyterian Church will celebrate America’s birthday early with its annual Patriotic Celebration Concert Saturday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will take place in the Sanctuary of Central Presbyterian…

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College Group Pool Parties

Join the CPC college group for summer pool parties!

There will be fellowship, dinner, swimming, and study every week

Come every Tuesday this summer from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

The pool parties will be at a different location each week. Text Matt at (209) 201-1764 for this week’s address or for more information.

See you there!


  I am helping to reinvigorate the Witness Commission here at CPC.  In doing so, we have encountered the old question of the relationship between what is commonly called “evangelism” and “mercy ministries”. Mercy ministries are those which deal primarily with people’s physical needs – feeding those who are hungry, housing those who are homeless;…

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The Perfect Father

Many years ago, the church I happened to be serving at the time hosted a presbytery meeting (the periodic regional gathering of elders and pastors from our   denomination). As the host church pastor, I had the unique role of planning and helping to lead worship for my  colleagues – including giving the sermon on that…

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